Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Police Detain, File Fresh Charges Against Melaye

The Nigeria Police Force has snubbed an order of a Federal Capital Territory High Court which granted Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, bail.

It was gathered that the police refused to release the lawmaker on Monday despite the fact that Melaye had fulfilled the bail conditions.

Punch correspondent learnt that the FCT Commissioner of Police, who was served the bail order, declined to release the senator.

Findings showed that the police had filed fresh nine charges against the embattled lawmaker and one Silas Omenka.


The charge dated January 14, 2019,was co-signed by Kehinde Oluwole, Malik Taiwo and Seyi Otunla, all of the force legal office, Abuja.

Melaye was accused of illegal obstruction of lawful arrest, resisting arrest and accusing the erstwhile Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of planning to “inject him to death.”

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